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Frequency in nonangioplasty patients of morphologic findings reported in coronary arteries treated with transluminal angioplasty.
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PMID:  6219568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The coronary arteries from 70 consecutive patients in whom percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) had not been performed during life were examined at necropsy for findings that have been previously described in patients or animals treated with PTA. In 33 (49%) of the 70 patients, 1 or more findings identical to those observed in necropsy studies of PTA-treated arteries were observed: "plaque fractures" in 31 (44%), "dissection clefts" in 26 (33%), and extensive medial thinning in 40 (57%). Observations in these 70 patients indicate that findings previously described in PTA-treated patients cannot necessarily be assumed to represent the results of PTA. The fact that improved vessel patency may be seen in the absence as well as the presence of such lesions precludes firm assurance that such lesions are the sole basis for successful angioplasty.
J M Isner; R V Fortin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-07     Completed Date:  1983-04-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  689-93     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Coronary Disease / pathology*,  therapy
Coronary Vessels / pathology*

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